Marshall blanked by St. Peter

The Marshall Tigers lost to the St. Peter Saints 6-0 at the Schwan Regional Events Center on Thursday night. Even though the Tigers were shut out, coach Andrew Larson saw some positives from their first game. “The last ten minutes of the game we started to play so much more aggressive,” he said.

Larson also complimented the play of his two captains, Sam Duran and Jackson Luther. “They were talking to the team the whole time and communicating with them. They kept really positive. The game was starting to get out of control and a little aggressive. They calmed them down,” said Larson. With a few minutes remaining in the game, Duran dribbled the ball down the field and took a shot on goal from the left side of the box. The St. Peter goalie blocked it, but Luther followed up and tried another shot on goal. They did not score, but they demonstrated a high level of energy that Larson wished his team had the entire evening.

Goalie Jaylon Rowe was kept busy most of the game with multiple shots on goal from the Saints. However, he made a few key stops. With about 20 minutes to go in the first half, Rowe met an attacking St. Peter player about 15 yards from the goal to stop him from scoring. “Jalen did awesome. He was aggressive and was calling for the ball and had confidence. If it wasn’t for him there would probably be a few more in the back of the net,” said Larson.

Saint Peter’s first goal came on a penalty kick. Kaelan Weiss scored the Saints’ second goal with nine minutes to go in the half after chasing a deflection off of Rowe. Joseph More, Wyatt Gillette, and Evan Larson, and Killian Bixby also scored goals for the visiting team.

The Tigers play their next game this Saturday at the Schwan Regional Events Center against Waseca at 1:45 p.m.